Wednesday 26 April 2023, 18:00 – 20:00
Join for the book launch of Drawing and Experiencing Architecture by Marianna Charitonidou
How were the concepts of the observer and user in architecture and urban planning transformed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries? Marianna Charitonidou explores how the mutations of the means of representation in architecture and urban planning relate to the significance of city’s inhabitants. She investigates Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s fascination with perspective, Team Ten’s interest in the humanisation of architecture and urbanism, Constantinos Doxiadis and Adriano Olivetti’s role in reshaping the relationship between politics and urban planning during the postwar years, Giancarlo De Carlo’s architecture of participation, Aldo Rossi’s design methods, Denise Scott Brown’s active socioplastics and Bernard Tschumi’s conception praxis.
ING. MARIANNA CHARITONIDOU is an Architect Engineer, Urbanist, and Historian & Theorist of Architecture & Urbanism. She is Senior Researcher at Athens School of Fine Arts, was Lecturer at ETH Zurich, and founded THINK THROUGH DESIGN. She curated the exhibition “The View from the Car: Autopia as New Perceptual Regime”.
She will be in conversation with Eduardo Rico (Landscape and Urbanism Programme Head, Architectural Association School of Architecture), Prof Penelope Haralambidou (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and Dr Robin Schuldenfrei (Tangen Reader in 20th Century Modernism, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)
There will be a seated presentation followed by refreshments.
The book will be sold at a special price of £35 (RRP £43)
32 Bedford Square
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